Series/Themes: International Oscar Contenders, Women in Film Focus
Genre: Drama, International
Film Year: 2022
Locations: Spain, Italy
Film Length: 120 min
Languages: Catalan, Spanish
Director: Carla Simón
Featuring: Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset
Official Oscar© Selection—Spain | Golden Bear Winner, 2022 Berlin Film Festival
For as long as the Solé family can remember, they have owned and operated a peach orchard in Catalonia. Each year they harvest fruit for local businesses in their small village, but now they face evection, and this year’s crop may be their last.
Land development, ownership disputes, and modern technology threaten the family’s orchard and livelihood, but not all the looming difficulties are external. The Solé family, once inseparable, struggles to stay unified in the face of increasingly complicated economic and legal woes, but find relief in their traditions. Director Carla Simón calls upon her own experiences of rural life growing up in the Catalan countryside to craft a multilayered film exploring the unpredictable temperament of nature and family life.
“Remarkable. Every moment feels real.” -Screen International, Fionnuala Halligan
“Beautifully observed and richly inhabited” -Variety, Guy Lodge
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